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Colombia, story of a forgetfulness
Enrique Serrano in this book tries to give continuity and depth on topics that he had already raised in the book “Why does Colombia fail?”Explaining the Colombian’s roots, as culture and religions were formed in Colombia trying to collapse here with the myths disseminated in generations after generations;in which he has a vague visualization of the history of the formation of the Colombian territory, where schools and history books only narrate a part of the currency’s face, in which he tells the story of Columbus’s arrival to the landsof American thinking that they were India in three ships in 1492, in which the vessels saw full of Spaniards bandits in search of gold, who made great genocides to indigenous people throughout the continent, and that for those reasons the indigenous people were drastically reduced, the indigenous people were drastically, the indigenousfacts like these are very rooted in the memory of Colombians.
Therefore, the author tries to collapse and clarify these events in a creative way and with serious fundamentals, teaching us every particularities that the inhabitants who formed our territory had, that is, as they acted and how fronts were related to the institutions, with the indigenous people, with the Creoles and with slaves; Since it goes back to the first three centuries of the conquest and colonization there Constructions and empires, it is here that there was a very strong confrontation with the indigenous It was really peaceful since these groups of indigenous people did not have a established political, or military structure, because as they were in a very broad territory and with a diversity of climates and agriculture, indigenous groups such as the Chibcha peoples were relocated if they felt threatened without Conflict go into conflict, because they were sedentary, in addition, the African population in the same way had great spaces to establish and create their own s Pueblas; Therefore, one of the most important and disastrous factors that support at that colonial era was the diminution of the aboriginal population was not exactly a genocide, but were due to infectious diseases that were transmitted by contact since their immunological systems were not prepared.
However, the reasons why the converts from the Iberian Peninsula making those trips in which the Atlantic Ocean crossed and challenged all kinds of contradictions until they reached the New World in which they saw as a refuge to get away from that cruel past that They suffered in Spain, to go to unknown and wild lands, in which they not only brought with them unforgettable that transcends to this day, where to leave a whole generations of women and man, with a Hispanic perspective of the world despite the racial mesh that existed between indigenous women and man settlers in which there was no cultural miscegenation, given that The dominate culture is the Hispanic that comforts the Colombian nation and were only indigenous and African cultures a minimum contribution since abandoning on their dileges and adapted Hispanic customs that forms the complex culture Colombia.
In this way, all those practices and customs that occurred at that time had a very noticeable impact on everyday life to this day, the author also explains the important role that the Catholic Church played in the organization of the Colombian nation, asThe convents contributed in the formation of the country, as was the creation of universities and especially as other peoples emerged through the bases of Santa Fe de Antioquia.
However, the territory that time we know how Colombia began in its first 300 years as I arrived, spending time the migration already increased with entire families between 1510 and 1740, in addition to some of those individuals who accentuated themselvesIn America fleeing from the authorities and debts in Spain, primarily from Andalusia, in which they wantedto the circumstances;Aboriginals in this territory never had a well -established structure where there was no union between them and it is so that cultures assimilate the arrivals of the settlers much easier. The author tries to show us not a story of good and bad, but what were the circumstances and effects that they simply led to the conquest and colonization.
In this way the author makes a great effort to recover that lost memory that characterizes our history of the Colombia Nation, a desire to show us the Colombian roots that involve following the traces of a past that left us so a Hispanic brand that noHe has known that we are united to this land and that we do not believe the configuration of the nation, since we are accustomed to living in an anonymity of wanting to hide his past since we are afraid of a failure, which they will say and we leave aside theSense of forgiving, given that we do not know how to forgive and it is easier for us to forget Colombia in this way, it is no memory for these reasons, it is unknown and tries to adopt multiple foreign models to govern and consolidate as a nation.